Google Play Games for PC has been in beta for a few months, but it is now being made available in more countries. Google began investigating the possibility of playing Android games on PC earlier this year. The beta programme is now being expanded to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore.
There are numerous Android games available, and simply being able to play them on PC opens up a whole new world of pleasures. While the test is now limited to a small subset of the total number of games available, the ability to play games on a phone, tablet, Chromebook, and now PC is very appealing.
Google has worked to reduce the minimum PC requirements and has expanded the beta’s availability. However, Microsoft has been experimenting with the Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11, so this isn’t the only way to run Android apps on a PC.
Many popular mobile apps, including 1945 Air Force, Blade Idle, Cookie Run: Kingdom, and Evony: The King’s Return, have recently been added to our Google Play Games catalogue. All of these games and dozens more can be played on Windows PCs through an application made by Google.
Minimum PC requirements for Google Play Games
- Windows 10 (v2004)
- SSD stands for “solid-state drive” (SSD)
- Gaming-class GPU
- CPU with 8 logical cores
- 8 GB of RAM and 20 GB of storage space
- Hardware virtualization must be enabled in the Windows admin account
- PC device and configuration compatibility
Google Play Games’ beta version is now available in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, or Australia. Sign up for future announcements at g.co/googleplaygames.
Arjun Dayal, Director of Google Play Games, commented on the announcement: